|Sunset Swim Classic**||1000m sea swim**||Friday||Open Water Swim|
|Olympic Distance||1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run||Saturday||Triathlon|
|Sprint Distance||750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run||Saturday||Triathlon|
|Youth Distance||300m Swim, 10km Bike, 3km Run||Sunday||Triathlon|
|Kids Distance||150m Swim, 5km Bike, 1.5km Run||Sunday||Triathlon|
|Fun Duo Challenge**||1.5km Run, 150m Swim, dash to the finish line**||Sunday||Run + Swim + Fun|
NEW SWIM COURSE. The 2021 edition of the Bintan Triathlon has more favourable tides and consequently less current than in 2019. Nevertheless, the swim course has been changed to avoid the current prone areas. Swimming conditions are expected to be very good, with little current, great visibility and minimal swell. The water temperature is a balmy 29 C.
Choose your start wave for the Olympic Distance event!
To give swimmers more space, the field will start in four waves based on ability and comfort level.
Wave 1: Elite Wave (Men & Women) – invitation only
This is for those who want a high-octane competitive race at the pointy end of the field. These are the qualification criteria:
– Bintan Triathlon (2018 or 2019) Olympic Distance finish time under 2h30m, or
– MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2019 or 2020) finish time under 1h12m.
– Bintan Triathlon (2018 or 2019) Olympic Distance finish time under 3 hrs, or
– MetaSprint Series Triathlon (2019 or 2020) finish time under 1h26m.
Wild cards are available for high-performing athletes that did automatically qualify. Email us with your recent results if you would like to claim one.
Wave 2: Men’s Competitive Wave
If you are a solid athlete with some experience this wave is for you! Our recommendation is that athletes who aim for a time between 2h30m and 3 hours start in this wave.
Wave 3: Women & Teams
Age group women and teams will start together in this wave, separate from the men.
Wave 4: Men’s Friendly Wave
Happy to take your time, swim freely and enjoy the experience? This wave has your name on it!
*Swim map is subject to change
The bike course takes place on wide, smooth roads past beautiful scenery; stunning wide vistas of Lagoi Reservoir, the manicured gardens of Ria Bintan and other lush greenery. Although the course is not very hilly, it is hardly ever flat either. Total elevation is 400m for the Olympic distance and 120m for the Sprint distance. 700mL bike bottles with water will be handed out at the halfway point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon. Note that the roads are not closed for traffic. However, police will be managing traffic at all junctions.
Download the GPX file: Olympic Distance
The Olympic bike course step by step:
*Bike course map is based on 2019 event and is subject to change
NEW Run Course!
The Race Director has redesigned our beautiful run course, without the off-road sandy section from 2019. What stays are the stunning golf course passages, and luscious terrain of Bintan. The run course is undulating in parts, with slightly more elevation (45m) than the old run course, but less steep. Drink stations with water, isotonic drinks and cold sponges are available at least every two kilometers.
The Run Course step by step:
Get ready for more music and spectator engagement on with additional fan zones to keep the buzz flowing all around the course!
*Map is subject to change
The swim course consists of a straight out and back route in a calm sea; no swell or current. Although athletes can see the sea bottom throughout the swim, it is too deep to stand at the far end of the course.
The bike course takes place on undulating roads. Braking is an essential skill and being able to change gears an advantage. Youth athletes complete 2 laps of the bike course, Kids athletes 1 lap.
The run course is flat and has one drink station halfway. As Youth athletes complete 2 laps of the run course, they will pass by the drink station twice. Kids athletes complete 1 lap.
*Map is subject to change
This sunset swim starting from Bintan Lagoon Resort Beach is the perfect warm up to the main events of the weekend. You will enjoy excellent swimming conditions, full race atmosphere with music and a stunning view of the sun setting on the horizon. It is still a race, though, with timing, finisher medals and trophies.
Hang around and enjoy a drink with your fellow athletes and friends at the beach bar post-race, the perfect end to a day.
*Map is subject to change
A perfect wrap-up of your Bintan Triathlon weekend escape, this relaxing Sunday ride offers you the opportunity to discover the true Indonesia. This guided ride will take you along stunning coastal roads, through dense lush green forests and into peaceful local villages.
Suitable for beginners and intermediate cyclists who can comfortably ride 60km at a leisurely pace.
– MetaSport cycling coach
– Support vehicle
– Drinks and refreshments en-route
– Fresh coconut at the halfway point
Time: 08:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Start and Finish: TBC
The Fun Duo Challenge is a great way to introduce beginners and the younger kids to the sport of triathlon where distances are shorter and the fun element higher. Teams of 2 have to complete a run, a swim, and then finish the race piggyback (or other creative) style. Prizes will be given out to the teams displaying “outstanding” style, strategy, teamwork and finish line moment!
Note: course starts at the finish (arch) and finishes at the start (pen). Just for fun.